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    "as at" versus "as of"

    Can you tell me if there are any differences in "as of " and "as at", say
    as of 30.6.2008 and as at 30.6.2008? Thanks for the assistance.


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    Re: "as at" versus "as of"

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    As at - as it is on that date

    As of - as it will be on and after that date


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    Re: "as at" versus "as of"

    May I try to ask further to make it clear for myself?
    • Say, if there are a cumulative total of 40 applications received at 30.6.2008 (& the deadline has not yet come), I should report that "the number of applications are 40 as at 30.6.2008". (As it is on that date)
    • Say, if the deadline for submission is 30.6.2008, I can either say "the number of applications are 40 as at 30.6.2008" (ie same as above) or "the number of applications are 40 as of 30.6.2008" ,(as it will be on and after that date since the deadline is 30.6.2008".
    Is this correct? Many thanks for the teaching.

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    Re: "as at" versus "as of"

    Quote Originally Posted by tang128pw View Post
    May I try to ask further to make it clear for myself?
    • Say, if there are a cumulative total of 40 applications received at 30.6.2008 (& the deadline has not yet come), I should report that "the number of applications are 40 as at 30.6.2008". (As it is on that date)
    • Say, if the deadline for submission is 30.6.2008, I can either say "the number of applications are 40 as at 30.6.2008" (ie same as above) or "the number of applications are 40 as of 30.6.2008" ,(as it will be on and after that date since the deadline is 30.6.2008".

    Is this correct? Many thanks for the teaching.
    I don't see a place for "as of". It's confusing and unnecessary.


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    Re: "as at" versus "as of"

    Quote Originally Posted by tang128pw View Post
    May I try to ask further to make it clear for myself?
    • Say, if there are a cumulative total of 40 applications received at 30.6.2008 (& the deadline has not yet come), I should report that "the number of applications are 40 as at 30.6.2008". (As it is on that date)
    • Say, if the deadline for submission is 30.6.2008, I can either say "the number of applications are 40 as at 30.6.2008" (ie same as above) or "the number of applications are 40 as of 30.6.2008" ,(as it will be on and after that date since the deadline is 30.6.2008".

    Is this correct? Many thanks for the teaching.
    In these, "as at" is the obvious choice.

    You would possibly use "as of" if you are reporting on the 30 June that this is the number of applications received: "As of today's date (which is the final date for applications), the total received was 40."

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    Re: "as at" versus "as of"

    Quote Originally Posted by tang128pw View Post
    May I try to ask further to make it clear for myself?
    • Say, if there are a cumulative total of 40 applications received at 30.6.2008 (& the deadline has not yet come), I should report that "the number of applications are(is) 40 as at 30.6.2008". (As it is on that date)
    • Say, if the deadline for submission is 30.6.2008, I can either say "the number of applications are 40 as at 30.6.2008" (ie same as above) or "the number of applications are(is) 40 as of 30.6.2008" ,(as it will be on and after that date since the deadline is 30.6.2008".
    Is this correct? Many thanks for the teaching.
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: "as at" versus "as of"

    In North America "as of" is what is commonly said, and a google search shows "as of" to have more than 8 times as many responses as "as at".

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